KP: 392 test positive for dengue, taking tally to 7350


Dengue fever cases continued to rise in Peshawar, Mardan
Over 392 people were tested positive for dengue virus during the last 24 hours taking the tally to 7350 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Seven people have so far died due to the dengue fever in the province.
According to data released by the provincial health department here on Monday, a total of 392 patients have been tested positive for dengue in the province and majority cases 175 reported from Peshawar.
Health department revealed that during the last 24 hours 42 new patients have been hospitalized in the province, a total of 97 dengue fever patients were undergoing treatment at different hospitals of the province.
14 people admitted in Charsadda district, 15 in Mardan, 29 in Nowshera, 28 in Peshawar, and three cases of dengue fever at Swabi hospitals.
Meanwhile, as many as three patients have been confirmed from Abbottabad, 12 from Charsadda, 14 from Haripur, 55 from tribal district Khyber, eight from Khoat, 95 from Mardan, 20 from Nowsehra, 175 from Peshawar, and one each case reported from districts including Lakimarwat, Tank. Two cases of the fever were also reported from Chitral Upper and South Waziristan.
The provincial health department did not confirm any death case from dengue fever during the last 24 hours. District Mardan and Peshawar remain to continue hotspots of the mosquito-borne diseases in the province where collectively 270 patients suffered from the dengue virus.
The health department KP confirmed that so far a total of 5865 patients have been recovered from the dengue fever in different districts while seven deaths have been reported from the disease.
It added that during the same period of time laboratories confirmed a total of 392 cases taking the tally of confirmed cases jumped to 7350 in the province. The number of active cases from the infection in KP was 1478 on Tuesday.